Category Archives: Atomic structure and bonding

Atomic structure and bonding

Definition of compound: Compounds are substances in which atoms of two or more elements are chemically combined. Quick reminder: the differences between atoms, elements, ions, compounds and mixtures (click here). Formation of a chemical bond between atoms: Chemical bonding involves either transferring or sharing electrons contained in the highest occupied energy levels of atoms in order to achieve the electronic structure of a noble gas (Group 0). ONLY

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